Friday, February 28, 2014

Mildred Knaipe Ranch

Mildred Knaipe must have been a grand old gal.  She never married and loved the land she inherited from her father, plus she added a significant amount of acreage.  When she died she asked to be buried in her bib overalls and gave her ranch to the people of Douglas County, where I live.  Her peacocks still run free at the ranch headquarters.  It's a wonderful place to sketch, hike and even ride horseback.


  1. This is lovely Elva.. I love that place. so glad you posted it as I saw it in person and its even more wonderful in person. :)

    1. Oh that's supposed to be.. I saw your painting in person and it's even better in person, but I've also been to this place and love it. :)

  2. I'd love to see that, you've really made it look inviting!

  3. Great tale...sounds like a great lady! Love the painting!

  4. What a blessing! Wonderful painting.

  5. Sounds like a lovely place Elva, your sketch is inviting, wish I could go and have a look! What a grande old dame Mildred Knaipe was!

  6. This is so pretty and what an interesting those beautiful peacocks. Have a super day.


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